Director of Development - Town of Collierville, TN

Title: Director of Development
Type: Economic Development/Redevelopment
Date Posted: October 4, 2022
Organization: Town of Collierville, TN
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Are you seeking a golden planning and development employment opportunity in a growing and progressive community? The Town of Collierville (52,167 population) seeks an accomplished, skilled, and collaborative leader with exceptional communication skills to serve as its next Director of Development.

About The Town

Located thirty minutes east of Memphis in Shelby County, Collierville residents enjoy the amenities, including park and open spaces, beautiful neighborhoods, world-renowned cultural arts opportunities, flourishing businesses, and countless community-engaging events throughout the year. Collierville has been recognized nationally as one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live in America."

What’s The Role?

The role of Director of Development leads a mission and customer-driven department while developing and implementing programs and policies consistent with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen's goals, visions, and directions. The Director provides leadership over the Divisions of Planning, Engineering, and Building Safety & Code Enforcement and directs current and long-range planning and engineering activities along with preparing and monitoring each division's budget and expenditures.

Minimum Requirements

Here is what you need to be considered for the position of a Director of Development:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration.

  • Master’s degree in Urban Planning from an accredited college or university or a related field strongly desired.

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in community development administration; OR

  • Any equivalent education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

  • Valid Tennessee motor vehicle license.

What's the Next Step?

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, we invite professionals to submit an application, cover letter, and resume. Please download our general application from our website, or you can also visit Town Hall and submit a physical application in the Human Resources Department. Please note that you must submit an official Town of Collierville application to be considered for this position in addition to a resume. The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled; however, the first review of resumes will occur on October 24, 2022. Interviews are anticipated to occur in early November.

Important Note You must submit an official Town of Collierville application accompanied by a resume to be considered for this position. A resume will not be accepted in place of an application.


(Submissions in response to this recruitment are subject to release and disclosure to the media and general public under the Tennessee Public Records Act.)

Job Post Expiration Date April 4, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.